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HH DAY VI SET FOR OCTOBER 13TH IN NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF), in association with primary sponsors Airwalk, Zoo York, Supreme, and Monster Energy, is proud to announce the 6th Annual Harold Hunter Day will take place Saturday, October 13th, from 1:00-5:00pm at the all-new Coleman Oval/L.E.S. Skatepark under the Manhattan Bridge.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, Harold Hunter Day VI will once again unite NYC’s skate community for a positive, fun-filled day of skateboarding and remembrance. The event commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold loved most: skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, New York City.

“HH Day is a day of togetherness where people from various boroughs, states and even countries come out to skate and bring the energy that Harold always brought–the feeling of having a great time with great friends no matter what your circumstance is,” said Alex Corporan, HHF Advisory Board Member and Harold’s longtime friend.

On Saturday afternoon, October 13th, Harold Hunter Day VI will go down at the L.E.S Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets in lower Manhattan. An all-ages skate jam will run from 1:00-5:00pm and feature product giveaways, appearances by pro skateboarders, live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S., pop-up Best Trick contests, and screenings of youth-made films from the Kickflip Project.

“Before Harold passed away, we always kicked around the idea of having one big session and party to bring all his friends together–now we do it in his honor each year and it’s always one of the best events in New York,” said Mark Nardelli, Co-Owner of 5BORO NYC and HHF Advisory Board Member. “Thanks to the close friends and family who have carried the torch for Harold Hunter Day for the past six years. Let’s do this HAROLD STYLE!!!”

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and related outlets to achieve its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

In this spirit, one of the HHF’s major initiatives each year is its Skate Camp Scholarship program. Since the organization’s inception, 68 scholarships have been awarded to local skaters to attend Camp Woodward and/or the Element YMCA Skate Camp through funds raised by the HHF. For 2013, the HHF hopes to provide 25 more Skate Camp Scholarships to deserving NYC youth.

With this goal in mind, a limited edition Harold Hunter Day VI t-shirt will be sold at the event with all proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation. The t-shirt features a photo by Charlie Samuels of Harold “skitching” a yellow cab in 1989 under the watchful eye of the Twin Towers. Originally featured in Thrasher Magazine, more recently it was included in the critically acclaimed book, Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography. After HH Day, a small quantity of t-shirts will be sold on airwalk.com and at the SHUT Store in Manhattan.

Harold Hunter Day VI is made possible through generous support from Airwalk, Zoo York, Supreme, Monster Energy, CCS, SHUT, City Lore, Rock Star Bearings, NYskateboarding.com, Trophy Grip, Reel Works, The Professionals: NYC Sound Company, and the collective New York City skateboard community.

A special Harold Hunter Day Pre-Party hosted by Alex Corporan and Michael Cohen will take place Wednesday night, October 10th, from 7:00-10:00pm at the White Rabbit (145 East Houston Street). A $5 donation and proper ID (21+) gets you in, with complimentary drinks served up by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Legend of Kremlin, while supplies last. DJ Smoke L.E.S. and TJ Mizell will be spinning, and raffle items will be provided by a bevy of top brands. All money raised will support the HHF’s Skate Camp Scholarship fund.

To check out what went down at last year’s event, click here.

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HAROLD HUNTER DAY V | NOV 12, 2011 | NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF), in association with primary sponsors Zoo York, Vans, HBO and Camp Woodward, is proud to announce the 5th Annual Harold Hunter Day will take place Saturday, November 12, 2011, at the L.E.S. Skatepark in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, Harold Hunter Day V will once again unite NYC’s tight-knit skate community for a positive day of skateboarding, camaraderie and remembrance.

Harold Hunter was a legendary New Yorker with a larger-than-life personality and altruistic nature that enabled him to touch the lives of countless people around the world. Each year HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold loved most – skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, New York City.

“I look forward to celebrating five years of remembering Harold’s life at this year’s HH Day,” says Steve Rodriguez, 5boro Skateboards Founder and Harold Hunter Foundation Board Member. “Ever since I participated in my first HHF project years ago, I knew it was an organization I wanted to continue working with.  The impact that the HHF has on the kids involved is simply too great to not be a part of it.”

On Saturday afternoon, November 12th, Harold Hunter Day V will kick off at the L.E.S Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets under the Manhattan Bridge in Chinatown. An all-ages skate jam will run from 1:00–5:00pm and feature product giveaways, appearances by pro skateboarders, live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S., and pop-up “Best Trick” contests with prizes including a one-year supply of *Zoo York apparel and other gear from event sponsors.

Immediately following the skate jam, an after-party will be held at Max Fish located at 178 Ludlow Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The gathering will be open to the public (21+ only) with live beats provided by DJ Smoke L.E.S. and friends.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and related affiliates to achieve its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

With this principal goal in mind, a limited edition Harold Hunter Day V t-shirt designed by Mark Nardelli from 5boro, and a skateboard deck crafted by Sam Wilson from With A Mouse Design, will be sold at the event with proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation. Both items will also be available post-event at select New York skateshops.

Harold Hunter Day V is made possible through generous support from event sponsors Zoo York, Vans, HBO, Camp Woodward, Supreme, Cottonmouth, ProSport Wellness, SHUT, Paradox, BONES Wheels, Bones Bearings, With A Mouse Design, Prographix, The Professionals: NYC Sound Company, and the collective New York City skateboard community.

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*One-year supply of Zoo York apparel includes 20 t-shirts, 10 button downs, 5 hoodies, and assorted shorts & denim.

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NYC ALL STARS SKATE JAM & HAROLD’S B-DAY BASH ON 4/2

NYC skateboard advocate, Rodney Torres, is proud to announce that on Harold’s birthday, Saturday, April 2nd, he will host a charity skate jam to benefit the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation.

The “NYC All Stars” skate jam will run from Noon-3:00pm at New Jersey’s premier indoor skatepark, Garden Skate.  A bevy of NYC’s finest pros, ams and legends will be there to session the park and judge a Best Trick contest with prizes donated by Zoo York, 5boro, SHUT, DC, Hopps, After Midnight, Naysayer, Raised Fist, New Breed, Rockstar Bearings, UXA, Open Road of New York and NYSkateboarding.com.  A $5 donation is encouraged upon entry.

Once the skate jam is finished, the Harold Hunter Foundation will host a fundraising party for the 21+ crowd at The Blind Barber on NYC’s Lower East Side.  Dubbed “Harold’s Birthday Bash,” the party will run from 5:00-9:00pm and feature a raffle, drink specials and live sets by DJ Smoke L.E.S. and DJ Hiro.  A $5 donation is encouraged upon entry.

All donations and proceeds raised during both events will directly benefit the Harold Hunter Foundation and support its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness, and the development of life skills.

* Garden Skate is located at 321 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook, NJ 07058 | 973-287-7626 | Google Maps

HAROLD HUNTER DAY IV RECAP

On Sunday afternoon, October 10th, the collective NYC skate community converged on the L.E.S. Skatepark for Harold Hunter Day IV.

Produced by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, the annual event was held to honor the legacy of New York icon and renowned skateboarder, Harold Hunter.  HH Day IV was made possible through generous support and donations from Zoo York, CCS, DVS, Camp Woodward, Red Bull, and Harold’s many friends.

A crisp fall morning followed by warm afternoon sunshine ushered in this year’s event, which was the largest HH Day ever with close to a 1,000 skaters and spectators in attendance.  A vast majority of attendees participated in the skate jam that ran from 1-5pm and featured two best trick contests, live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S. and friends, appearances by local pros, and several large product tosses that included 2 gift certificates for a complimentary one-week session at Camp Woodward next summer.

Once the skate jam was a wrap, an all-ages happy hour was held at the Lower East Side cafe/art gallery, Panda NYC.  The casual get-together featured a Harold video retrospective by RB Umali, and photo montage by Paul Park and Akira Ruiz.

HH Day IV also marked the official launch of the limited edition DVS x HHF Shoe Series featuring classic Harold photos by Giovanni Reda.  Now available here and at select shops nationwide, DVS will donate proceeds from the sale of these exclusive shoes to the HHF to help further its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

Thanks to all the sponsors, skaters, volunteers and especially the great city of New York for making HH Day IV such a memorable event.  See ya next year!

The following photos were shot by: Paul Park


The following photos were shot by: Akira Ruiz


 

The following photos were shot by: Greg Waters

 

The following photos were shot by: Michael Cohen


HH DAY IV | OCTOBER 10 | L.E.S. SKATEPARK, NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation, in association with Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward and Red Bull, is proud to announce the 4th Annual Harold Hunter Day is set for Sunday, October 10th, in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, and managed by the non-profit Harold Hunter Foundation, HH Day IV will once again unite NYC’s skate community for a positive day of skateboarding and good times in honor of Harold.

A true New York icon loved by all, Harold’s larger-than-life personality and giving nature touched the lives of countless people around the world.  HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold cherished most – skateboarding, music, friends, family, and of course, NYC.

On Sunday afternoon, October 10th, HH Day IV will kick off at the L.E.S Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets under the Manhattan Bridge.  An all-ages skate jam will run from 1–5pm with pop-up best trick contests, product giveaways, appearances by special guests, and live music from DJ Smoke L.E.S.

Once the skate jam is finished, an after-party will go down at Panda NYC located at 139 Chrystie Street in Manhattan.  Dubbed “Harold’s Happy Hour,” the all-ages gathering will be open to the public with past and present HHF Woodward Scholarship recipients in attendance.

“I love the fact that HH Day connects people and their ideas, and allows for a shared positive experience amongst friends,” says Harold’s brother, Ron Hunter.  “It’s great seeing happy faces and watching kids go crazy for skateboarding because it’s what they love to do.  I know Harold would sincerely thank everyone who supports HH Day and believes in the HH Foundation.”

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skate community and surrounding scene to achieve its mission of using skateboarding as a vehicle to provide inner-city youth with valuable life experiences that nurture individual creativity, resourcefulness and the development of life skills.

With this goal in mind, a limited edition HH Day IV t-shirt designed by Mark Nardelli, and HHF deck designed by Eli Gesner, will be sold at the event with proceeds benefiting the Harold Hunter Foundation.  Both items will also be available post-event at select shops.

HH Day IV also marks the official launch of the first-ever Harold Hunter Foundation x DVS sneaker, available this Fall in limited quantities.  As DVS founder Tim Gavin puts it, “Harold was the first person from New York that I had ever met.  Right from the start, he was there to show us around NYC and be an awesome host to his great city.  Ever since meeting Harold that first time, I always hooked him up with shoes and supported him any way I could.  Harold is a legend and to be associated with him and his Foundation is a blessing!”

Harold Hunter Day IV is made possible through generous support from Zoo York, CCS, DVS Shoes, Camp Woodward, Red Bull and Panda NYC, as well as the collective New York skate community.

Legends Never Die!

Special thanks to all the media outlets that have helped spread the word including Transworld Skateboarding, Skateboarder, SLAP, Thrasher, NY Skateboarding, NY Skates, Malakye, Radcollector, and Blood, Sweat & Cheers, among others.

HH TRIBUTE VIDS USING QR CODES

Tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, October 10th, Harold Hunter Day III will once again unite NYC’s skateboarding community for a positive day of shredding in honor of the late, great Harold Hunter.

This highly-anticipated event will kick off at 1pm at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark in Chinatown, with pop-up best trick events throughout the day, a massive product giveaway and beats courtesy of DJ Smoke LES and DJ Ani.

New this year, the HH Day III skate jam will feature a series of Harold Hunter tribute videos accessible on-site via QR Code Technology. The Harold Hunter Foundation teamed up with NYC creative studio, We Are Plus, for this innovative way to engage event attendees with Harold and give younger skaters, who may not have known him, the chance to get a taste for how special he truly was.

A QR (Quick Response) Code is a two-dimensional bar code containing information that can be scanned quickly and read by electronic devices.  Common in Japan but relatively new in the US, anyone using a camera-equipped smartphone with QR Code Reader software can scan a QR Code and access the information it contains – in this case seven exclusive HH tribute videos.  So before tomorrow’s event, download the free code reader software at www.beetagg.com or in the iPhone App Store. Then at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark look for posters containing QR Codes, snap a photo of the code and watch what happens!

Also don’t forget that once the skate jam is a wrap, an after-party will go down from 9pm-Midnight at KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn.  Open to the 21+ crowd only, free beverages, live music and mini-ramp sessions will be on tap all night.

HH DAY III | OCTOBER 10TH | NYC

The Harold Hunter Foundation, in partnership with Zoo York, New Era, CCS and DC Shoes, is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Harold Hunter Day will take place Saturday, October 10th, in New York City.

Established in 2006 after Harold’s untimely passing, HH Day III will once again unite NYC’s skateboarding community for a positive day of shredding in honor of the one-and-only, Harold Hunter.

An iconic figure in New York’s downtown scene, Harold’s larger-than-life personality and generous nature touched the lives of countless people around the world.  HH Day commemorates a life well lived by celebrating the things Harold loved most– skateboarding, music, friends, family, good times and of course, NYC.

On Saturday afternoon, October 10th, HH Day III will kick off at the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark on the corner of Pike and Monroe Streets in Chinatown.  An all-ages skate jam will run from 1–5pm with pop-up best trick events throughout the day, a massive product toss and beats courtesy of DJ Smoke LES and DJ Ani.

Once the skate jam is a wrap, an after-party will go down from 9pm-Midnight at KCDC Skateshop located at 90 North 11th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Open to the 21+ crowd only, Harold’s party people will enjoy free beverages and live music, with mini-ramp sessions in full effect all night.

As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Harold Hunter Foundation relies on support from the skateboarding community to achieve its mission of providing “inner-city youth with valuable life experiences and opportunities for personal and professional growth by encouraging and sponsoring their interest in skateboarding.”

With this goal in mind, an exclusive run of limited edition HH Day III T-shirts and New Era hats will be sold to commemorate the event with proceeds benefiting the HH Foundation.  Both items feature a collage of classic Harold portraits shot and donated by long-time friend and acclaimed photographer/videographer, Giovanni Reda.  The T-shirt ($20) and hat ($35) will be available for purchase separately, and together as a kit ($50).

“As Harold once said, ‘Growing up in New York I never thought it would be like this, but now being here in New York it is like this,’” says Mark Nardelli, HH Day co-organizer and CCS brand director.  “Let’s keep things popp’n like Harold always did and have a good time skating with his extended NYC family.”

Harold Hunter Day III is made possible through generous support from the numerous people and companies that played an integral role in Harold’s life.  This year a special thank you goes out to Zoo York, New Era, CCS, DC Shoes, Shut, Camp Woodward, KCDC, 5boro, UXA, Brooklyn Brewery, Acapulco Gold, DQM, The Professionals A/V and DJ Equipment, Hopps, Alien Workshop, Habitat, Official, Verte, Billy’s Nuts, Frank151, Instant Winner, Famous, Savage, Off Bowery, Autumn, Anything, Rival, Homage, Supreme, Dah Shop, POST, Rockstar Bearings and Red Bull.